Their versatility satisfies the different tastes of various consumers, and at the same time the many forms all fulfil their main roles in the metabolism of the human organism.
Pasteurized drinking milk
Based on the fat content, drinking milk is categorised into skimmed milk (fat content not over 0.5%), semi-skimmed milk (fat content between 1.5% and 1.8%) and whole milk (fat content not below 3.5%).
Drinking milk is a standardised, homogenised and pasteurized dairy product. Drinking milk with a 2.5% fat content is the most common type of drinking milk in Estonia. Pasteurized milk is white, with the slightly sweet taste characteristic of milk and without any additional flavours or aromas.
This is a milk with various fat contents that is standardised, homogenised and processed at a temperature over 100 °C, and packaged aseptically. UHT milk is white, with a slightly sweet taste.
Flavoured milk drinks
Flavoured milk drinks are usually made from UHT milk with various fat contents by adding sugar, cocoa, juice, coffee, flavouring agents or other ingredients. The most popular flavours are chocolate, strawberry and banana. Flavoured milk drinks are also produced by adding flavouring agents to drinking milk. Milk drinks typically don’t contain over 30% of additional ingredients.
Milk Production in Estonia
Watch a video about milk production in Estonia. Priit Põder, Valio Eesti AS.